"Strengthening high-impact global health research"
The mission of the GHI is to conduct research aimed at improving the health of people around the world, to build capacity for global health research, and to engage in the implementation and evaluation of evidence-based interventions for health problems affecting low- and middle-income countries.
This is in accordance with the mission of both the University of Antwerp and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences:
“The University of Antwerp operates in a global society and therefore aims to stimulate the international orientation of all our students and staff members. The University of Antwerp has explicitly opted for an internationally oriented interpretation of the three core tasks: teaching, research and service to society. None of these tasks can be performed properly without being placed in an international context.”
“The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University of Antwerp promotes public health through education, research and services. It reflects on medicine and health through evidence-based action and opts for an open, interdisciplinary approach. The faculty has a strong international dimension. The faculty emphasises a link between education, research and clinical practice an interdisciplinary approach and an international dimension.”